Jason Shurtz, Adventure Guru

P1030606 e1371508392709 258x300 Jason Shurtz, Adventure GuruJason Shurtz is Heidi’s husband, assistant instructor, and official adventure junkie for Yoga Retreats Bali.

Jason was with Heidi during her prolonged stay and yoga teacher training in Ubud, Bali in 2010, and has returned every year with Heidi in 2011, 2013, and 2014.  Along with his surfing-gypsie ways, he also has a deep passion for yoga which he found through keeping his body in prime shape for his extreme-sport hobbies.  He recently completed an RYT-200 training with Gerhard E. Gessner, E RYT-500 at Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, CA.  Since then he has practiced teaching and adjusting in Heidi’s classes and on his own.  He is a talented teacher and as an adjuster knows the body very well. Jason looks forward to offering people a more hands on experience in yoga classes for their benefit.

“I think most yogis appreciate a good adjustment, I know I do Haha! But unlike most group classes at home where you’ll be lucky if you get one or two adjustments through the whole class, we can give enough attention to our participants to almost adjust everyone in each pose.”

Jason loves yoga, but ultimately prefers to spend his days exploring the coasts of Bali (or anywhere with warm tropical waves) surfing. In doing so, he has logged countless hours and days in many different areas, but it’s the world-class waves on the Bukit Peninsula and of Uluwatu that continue to be his favorite here.  He will be guiding the retreat during our trip down to beach areas like Padang Padang, where they filmed the final scenes in the cult classic movie Eat,Pray,Love with Julia Roberts. (Note: surfing at any break on Bali will be dependent on the skill level of the individual surfer and the size of the surf that day).

Surfing or not, Uluwatu is an especially magical place on Bali and will be a memorable trip even if you never touch a board. With Jason leading the way with his continuous smile and fun upbeat attitude, we will explore the coast of Bali through the eyes of a person who truly sees the best in everything around him.

Ladies- feel free to bring your husbands/boyfriends/significant others along on this retreat as they can hang out with this guy and have a blast!! icon smile Jason Shurtz, Adventure Guru

200 Hour RYT Training- Prana Yoga Center, La Jolla – June 2013

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Jason slams on the brakes on an open “racetracks” section of the Uluwatu reef.